For the past two weeks and the next two weeks to come, I have been and will continue to be the person who almost everyone hates. No, I don’t go about my day full of spite and intentionally cause others to suffer or mean any harm in what I do. Instead I harmlessly walk from door to door asking people to sign a piece of paper. I am a campaigner; suspend your disgust.
Over the course of the job, I have had the opportunity to meet a variety of people and experience a diverse set of responses ranging from welcoming me inside to quite audibly locking the door after I knock and walking away. From these encounters I have come to understand how different all the people living in Wilton truly are and I can now appreciate the work done by the men and women for whom we all hold an unreasonably great amount contempt: canvassers, solicitors, and campaigners.